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Just out of curiosity, how long does it take for an account delete request to be processed?

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Not sure, but be sure to give it a few business days. –  Pëkka Aug 12 '12 at 16:13
    
@Pekka Thanks! If it does not get processed in 2 business days, I will contact them directly. –  user192255 Aug 12 '12 at 16:14
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Why the hurry? Give it some time. It will happen at some point. (Or rather...don't leave) –  Bart Aug 12 '12 at 16:20
    
:s Always a shame to see someone go who contributed well... Question though @robert does "please delete me" in one profile page suffice? I noticed he had not written the same in his other profile pages. I assume it's enough for verification, but am just wondering. –  Bart Aug 12 '12 at 19:45
    
@Bart changing your profile to "please delete me" confirms that the person requesting deletion actually is the person using the account –  Ben Brocka Aug 12 '12 at 20:44
    
@Bart: Normally I leave these for SE to handle, since such requests come from the same email address that is listed in the account, which provides a verification that the account has not been compromised. This account only had two posts on it, so it's not like much is being lost. In retrospect, SE has to deal with the email anyway (and the account is no longer searchable), so I'm probably costing them more time than I am saving. –  Robert Harvey Aug 12 '12 at 20:46
    
@BenBrocka Yeah, I know and that's what I expected. I was just wondering if one profile page was enough. –  Bart Aug 12 '12 at 20:48
    
@RobertHarvey Not calling your action into question at all. –  Bart Aug 12 '12 at 20:50
    
@Bart: I only deleted the account that said "please delete me." I didn't touch the others. –  Robert Harvey Aug 12 '12 at 20:55
    
@RobertHarvey Ah, that's what I was wondering. –  Bart Aug 12 '12 at 20:57

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In my experience, it usually gets done within 2 days. However, please be patient and wait up to 7 days before contacting support again to delete your account.

Always make sure to follow the directions stated here http://meta.stackexchange.com/help/deleting-account.

  1. write "please delete me" in your profile about section (only do this for the sites you don't want an account on anymore)
  2. go to the /contact page and select that you need to delete your user profile, and submit it.
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